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(a) The department, in collaboration with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, shall contract for the development of a teacher data system to be known as the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System that is based on the results of the teacher data system feasibility study conducted pursuant to Item 6110-001-0890 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2005 (Chapter 38 of the Statutes of 2005). The purpose of the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System is to streamline processes, improve the efficiency of data collection by the department, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the Employment Development Department, and improve the quality of data collected from local educational agencies and teacher preparation programs. The California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System shall be developed and implemented in accordance with all state rules and regulations governing information technology projects.

(b) The California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System shall serve as the central state repository of information regarding the teacher workforce in the state for purposes of developing and reviewing state policy, identifying workforce trends, and identifying future needs regarding the teaching workforce. It also shall serve to provide high-quality program evaluations, including evaluation of the effectiveness of teacher preparation and induction, and to help improve professional development programs. Additionally, it shall promote the efficient monitoring of teacher assignments as required by state and federal law.

(c) The California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System shall not include the names, social security numbers, home addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses of individual teachers.

(d) Data in the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System shall not be used in violation of any federal or state law that is intended to protect an individual's right to privacy or the confidentiality of an individual's personal information.

(e) The system shall be used to accomplish all of the following goals:

(1) Provide a means to evaluate all of the following:

(A) The effectiveness of teacher preparation programs, including, but not limited to, traditional fifth-year programs, university internship programs, and district-sponsored internship programs.

(B) Teacher workforce issues, including mobility, retention, and attrition.

(2) Streamline and improve the effectiveness and timeliness of assignment monitoring as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.) and by state law.

(3) Enable local educational agencies to monitor teacher assignments on demand.

(f) For purposes of implementing this chapter, including the legislative intent expressed in subdivision (b) of Section 10600, the system shall include all of the following information:

(1) Age profiles of teachers in the workforce.

(2) Projections of the number of retirees in the education system over the next 10 years throughout the state.

(3) Identification of subject matter fields that have the severest shortage of teachers.

(4) Geographic distribution of teachers by credential type.

(5) Present patterns of in-service education for teachers.

(g) The Commission on Teacher Credentialing and accredited teacher preparation programs shall participate in the system by providing available data regarding enrollment in credential programs, credentials issued in each specialization, and certificated persons in each specialty who are not employed in education, and by collaborating with the department in the design and preparation of periodic reports of teacher supply and demand in each specialty and in each geographic region of the state.

(h) The California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System shall do all of the following:

(1) Utilize and maximize use of existing teacher databases.

(2) Maintain longitudinally linked data without including the names of teachers.

(3) Comply with all state and federal confidentiality and privacy laws.

(i) The Superintendent shall convene a working group to provide advice and guidance on the development and implementation of the system. The group shall include, but is not limited to, representatives from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst's Office, the Employment Development Department, the president of the state board or his or her designee, and representatives of local educational agencies, postsecondary educational institutions, researchers, teachers, administrators, and parents.

(j) The operation of the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data Education System is contingent upon the appropriation of funds for purposes of this section in the annual Budget Act or other legislation.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch 347, Sec. 11.)